Pete Seeger's Death: Hollywood Mourns Folk Icon
The world is mourning legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, who died on Monday of natural causes at the age of 94.
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The music community and a number of actors, writers, and directors have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts about the late folk icon and protest singer. Sarah Jessica Parker posted an extended farewell to Seeger on Twitter, writing, "Some of my happiest memories from childhood include you." Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello called Seeger, "Absolutely the best that humans can aspire to be. A courageous, kind, fearless soul." Meanwhile, filmmaker Michael Moore wrote, "Our paths crossed many times, and I am the better for it."
The Fault in Our Stars writer John Green wrote, "His machine surrounded hate and forced it to surrender." Walk the Line director James Mangold added that he "defined love" and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead called him "such an inspiration."
Check out more of what the stars are saying about Seeger on Twitter and Facebook:
Pete Seeger, some of my happiest memories from childhood include you. your distinct sound making its way through our home. day and night.— Sarah Jessica Parker (@SJP) January 28, 2014
your musical presence remains for my children. so grateful you shared your music, your principles and yourself for so many decades.— Sarah Jessica Parker (@SJP) January 28, 2014
we are all better for it. thank you. Godspeed Pete Seeger.— Sarah Jessica Parker (@SJP) January 28, 2014
Aw man, Pete Seeger. I mean, the Grammys weren't THAT bad.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 28, 2014
Aw man... RIP Pete Seeger— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) January 28, 2014
Pete Seeger. What can I say. He said it and sang it and lived it all. Our paths crossed many times, and I am the better for it. RIP— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 28, 2014
May the heroic genius Pete Seeger RIP— Mario Batali (@Mariobatali) January 28, 2014
His machine surrounded hate and forced it to surrender. Rest in peace, Pete Seeger. pic.twitter.com/4OrXkzeyxS— John Green (@realjohngreen) January 28, 2014
RIP Pete Seeger. Artist. Teacher. Songwriter. Patriot. Environmentalist. Shining light. Kind Soul. Soft speaker. Banjo player. Defined Love.— Mangold (@mang0ld) January 28, 2014